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by Savannah
Thu May 27, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Increase in new burners with 'entitlement' issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12418

I don't think that's weird at all, shroom. If you're reading all the guides and preparing really well, making sure your shade situation is ship-shape and well-staked, and you pay attention to what side of their cars people tent to pitch their tents on (a bit of wind block) you should be fine.
by Savannah
Thu May 27, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Newbie bike question!
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

I didn't bring a bike my 1st year, and didn't ride one (even though I brought one) my 5th year. Years 2, 3, & 4 I really enjoyed one, in order to view the maximum amount of art and get across the playa during the day for random events. At night, I found biking unnecessary (even annoying, in the ...
by Savannah
Thu May 27, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: hair on the playa
Replies: 47
Views: 17711

AntiM is right, it's possible your friend will find it liberating not to care, for once. 40,000 people strangers wont have expectations on how groomed she normally is. She could also cover up w/ a pretty wrap & do a whole costume inspired by it, or enjoy wigs at times. (Nothing overly expensive ...
by Savannah
Thu May 27, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Best website for playa wear..?
Replies: 38
Views: 13651

First, think of how you want to look. Do you want to evoke the 2010 theme? Do you want to look like a raving candy dish? A favorite character from a movie? A giant flying lizard-nun? Night costume? Day costume? Make some lists. Bring them along. Try: * Thrift stores in mercilessly hip neighborhoods,...
by Savannah
Wed May 26, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 385065

Thank you for the tip, illy dilly. I just got a gift card from REI, but am not a habitual visitor, & never would've known about the sale in time.
by Savannah
Wed May 26, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Groan, the dreaded question
Replies: 44
Views: 6803

Maybe SpankyMule is the narc lurker, looking for new ideas on how to bust merrymakers. Panic! :lol:
by Savannah
Wed May 26, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Your Best Burning Man quotes please...
Replies: 144
Views: 45587

From late in the week, 2001:

*ear-splitting shriek from campmate's tent*

Me: "Oh my god, what?"
Her: "THERE'S SOMETHING IN MY HAIR."
Me: (picturing a stowaway insect): "What is it?!?"
Her: (laughing) "Sand!"


I miss that girl.
by Savannah
Fri May 07, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How to deal with moochers
Replies: 28
Views: 2929

Yes, there are moochers. If they want something from you that you don't want to share, don't have enough of, or whatever reason suits your fancy, a simple, "Sorry, no" is sufficient. If they want to know where else to look, "I have no idea, sorry" works, too. Then forget it. The...
by Savannah
Fri May 07, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How to deal with moochers
Replies: 28
Views: 2929

I might know of where you can find such items, but I'm going to need an ounce of white rum for it.
by Savannah
Fri May 07, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: First timer going alone...how will I find my friends??
Replies: 25
Views: 3025

Those are some good suggestions so far. I'd like to add: when you know the size, color, make of travel vehicle, tent & shade, & of any distinctive lighting, signs or flags, be sure to exchange these details with your friends before both of you leave town. If you know you're looking for a gre...
by Savannah
Fri May 07, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How to deal with moochers
Replies: 28
Views: 2929

Probably one of the more productive ways to handle the Underprepared is by briefly educating them. * If you have more than enough of a certain item they're looking for, remind them of the barter economy. i.e., say that you may know of some extra _____ (you don't even have to admit that it's yours) b...
by Savannah
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pull-out capacity of tent stakes
Replies: 55
Views: 11720

Awesome, thank you.
by Savannah
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pull-out capacity of tent stakes
Replies: 55
Views: 11720

Thank you for the advice, Rommel.

A claw hammer & a crowbar are similarly shaped at the end; does the crowbar's length somehow give me better . . . leverage or something? Is it stronger?

I ask because I might not be able to bring everything I want this year.
by Savannah
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Seattle Burners Looking for Cheap Transport Options
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Enterprise rented us a cargo van last year for either 9 or 10 days for about . . . $600, not including gas, which was about $200 total. It had two seats and more than enough room for two girls' gear. Might be a little more $ for a van with another row of seats to seat a third person, and the packing...
by Savannah
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pull-out capacity of tent stakes
Replies: 55
Views: 11720

I had a difficult time getting 9-inch stakes out of the ground with a claw hammer because I pounded them flush to the playa to avoid making a tripping hazard. On the plus side, my tent didn't stir all week. So, overall, a win. The stakes came from Fred Meyer, 4 to a package, and were shaped like thi...
by Savannah
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: food
Replies: 123
Views: 43284

EmilyD , glad I could help. :) Boijoy , that's a great idea. Fish + tortilla (or beans + tortilla) is a dense high protein, high calorie, portable meal. Tortillas are like . . . 350-400 calories before you even load them up. A friend gave me a tortilla last year and invited me to plunge it right in...
by Savannah
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Time again - Best of the worst ticket deals
Replies: 16
Views: 1516

Masochistic Lizard is my new band name!
by Savannah
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Time again - Best of the worst ticket deals
Replies: 16
Views: 1516

I'm starting to think all the reviews are jokes, and I don't mind if they are! This is my favorite part:

Best For: No one (2), NOBODY (1), Masochists (1), Lizards (1), Completely unfamiliar (1)

I'm trying to decide if I feel more like a Masochist or a Lizard today.

Lizard is winning!
by Savannah
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: food
Replies: 123
Views: 43284

I don't cook in the desert whatsoever, or even heat anything. (I don't buy anything that will go bad if it isn't kept cold either, though I like to chill my beverages.) I eat very high protein, dense foods so that if I can't bring myself to eat much, I wont be underfed. I also pack a few snacks when...
by Savannah
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Daily Planner
Replies: 39
Views: 6017

Making or keeping plans on the playa can be difficult, so I make virtually no promises to be anywhere. With the exception of a Greeter shift, I have no firm plans ever. However, there are some reoccuring themes. [5:50am - At least once during the week, wake up early or stay up all night & watch ...
by Savannah
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Battery Operated Fans?
Replies: 54
Views: 23352

I think it is time to think about more drastic measures. Buy an old small single axle camp trailer. The kind from the 60's. They have nearly no amenities and can be towed with a large car or small pickup. Paint it silver. Buy an air conditioner for a house. The kind you put in a window and fashion ...
by Savannah
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Battery Operated Fans?
Replies: 54
Views: 23352

I have this: http://www.amazon.com/1078-Outdoor-Battery-AC-Powered-Portable/dp/B000I4L16A and I like it, but I do not have health issues or extraordinary heat sensitivity. It's lightweight, quiet, and provides a decently modest breeze. I use it primarily: 1) in those miserable, oven-like 10 minutes ...
by Savannah
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: jungo road
Replies: 66
Views: 12962

My campmate and I took Jungo Road in 2001, because we didn't know any better. ("Look at this! This road is shorter on the map! ... Let's take it.") And of course, it turned out to be unpaved, unlit, with blurry boundaries--you can pretty much see the road, but in the dark it's easy to star...
by Savannah
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Stag Camp
Replies: 735
Views: 132809

"or maybe you just recieved something from me and gave me the oppertunity to be that guy that gave someone something....actually thats the biggest one i guess." Actually, if you're the Jason I think you are, you *are* "That Guy". You manned two or three different cameras for us o...
by Savannah
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Stag Camp
Replies: 735
Views: 132809

Plowman--thank you for your hospitality! There was no better way to spend the whiteout on Saturday than to slap a naughty bag of wine with all a y'all. :)
by Savannah
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Stag Camp
Replies: 735
Views: 132809

Thank you. :)
by Savannah
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Stag Camp
Replies: 735
Views: 132809

Great pics! I didn't get to meet everybody in them, but it's fun to see the ones of those I did. And I love the shots of the Deep End in Saturday's whiteout. Yow, but dancing in a duststorm really lets you know you're alive... pterribilini, I don't think that makes you "sad", missing the p...

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